Galley Bay Resort & Spa by Elite

A boutique-style, adults-only paradise

Surrounded by enchanting scenery and nestled right on the edge of a pristine white sandy beach, Galley Bay is an adult-only paradise which benefits guests with a boutique-style blend of luxury, intimacy and relaxation. Named as one of the "Top 10 Best Resorts for Romance in the Caribbean" by the readers of TripAdvisor, it really lives up to its name with a selection of well-appointed beachfront rooms and suites with king-sized beds and attractive Caribbean-style interiors. The Gauguin Suiteis sure to entice you with its secluded patio and private plunge pool. Exclusive dining opportunities come in local and international flavours, ranging from private cabana dinners to lunch time favourites on the sand. Snorkelling is amazing here, or windsurfing, or tennis and cycling, or you can just relax and try one of the indulgent treatments in the resort's very own spa sanctuary. 

Guide Price

 €2,769  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 3993 Reviews
Shirley Heights

Hotel highlights

  • Hayes and Jarvis Recommends
  • Adults only romantic retreat
  • Intimate dining opportunities
  • Rooms and Suites directly on the beach

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 98 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 25 minutes from Antigua Airport.
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Galley Bay Resort & Spa by Elite

  • Beach
  • approx. 25 minutes from Antigua Airport.
  • Visit in August for the incredible Antigua Carnival, ten day event on the streets of St. John
  • Just 25 minute drive to the spectacular Cedar Valley Golf Course
  • Get a taxi over to the picturesque Fort Barrington just a 10 minute drive away
3993 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3186
  • Very Good 575
  • Average 157
  • Poor 45
  • Terrible 30

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Nov 10, 2019

Fabulous location with all accommodation on the beach

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom

The location definitely makes Galley Bay - you can almost fall out of your room and be on the beach. They also have a great watersports team who are more than happy to take you out on one of their hobby craft boats for either a sightseeing trip around the bay or snorkelling at the wreck or you can use their paddle boards or kayaks - all of which is included. The inclusive package also included dailly yoga with McKenzie which was great. The food in all the restaurants is delicious (Nov is low season so not all the restaurants were open every day so you have to check the schedule and one restaurant, Ismay, is payable). We also loved the run shack for its character. In general, the standard of service was very good although a few times, the staff did seem to be operating on "caribbean time". We had room 6 which is a great location, near to the bars & restaurants and also the watersports. The room was a lovely design but was showing a little wear and tear. When we left, 2 large groups had just arrived for 2 different weddings at the resort and we were glad to be leaving as it did change the dynamics in the resort! Overall, I would definitely recommend the resort.
Nov 07, 2019

This resort is a dream!

New Orleans, Louisiana

Let me preface this review by saying I am extremely selective of where I stay. the property, staff and reviews need to be fantastic and 5-star for me to potentially consider staying at an all-inclusive resort. For starters, this resort looks EXACTLY like their advertised photos. Clean. Fresh. Remodeled. It was a travelers dream to be smiled and greeted by every single employee at Galley Bay. I HIGHLY recommend this resort to anyone looking at an all-adult inclusive resort in Antigua. The food was delicious and always changing in the restaurants. The pool was spotless every day of my stay. The rooms were remodeled and clean. BUT- it was the employees that make this resort so special. They knew my name the moment I arrived and always had my food or drink order ready wherever I went. I would DEFINITELY come back here and stay at Galley Bay. It was the paradise I needed from my busy life.
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